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The best economy printers are inkjets and most of the inkjet printers offer productive and economical printing when compared to laser printers. Some of these inkjet printers also grant all-in-one functionalities with very helpful features like wireless printing. The best inkjet printers from HP are some of the best cost effective printers for printing quality photos.

The best economy printers of 2015 list below only includes those models which have been tested for a cost per page of less than 3.5 cents (monochrome prints).

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HP LaserJet M553x

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn


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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Brother HL-L2300D
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Release Date
May 2015
Jun 2015
Oct 2015
Jul 2015
Apr 2015
Cost Per Page (Mono)
1.7 cents
3.2 cents
3.2 cents
2.7 cents
3.5 cents
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Monochrome
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Printer Type
Laser, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Cost Per Page (Color)
10.9 cents
16.3 cents
16.3 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi

This printer connects to every conceivable device either wired or wirelessly, delivers good running costs, runs quickly and produces stunning prints even on default settings.

  If nothing else, this LaserJet is small and handsome as color lasers go, and it is loaded with features for the price.

This isn’t bad for a colour laser in this price range.

Prints, scans, copies, and faxes.

Add in its fast speed and more-than-acceptable output quality, and it's an easy pick as our Editors' Choice low-cost, personal monochrome laser printer.